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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is Denmark’s leading at museum. The museum is located on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in the small town of Humlebaek (Humlebæk) about 35 km North of Copenhagen (København). The museum is located on a beautiful location on the coastline. Louisiana is also quite close to Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot) which was supposedly the home of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Kronborg Castle is about 15 km North of the museum.

The Museum gets its name from the original owner of the property Alexander Brun who built the property in 1855. Alexander had the odd distinction of marrying 3 women during his lifetime. All of whom were named Louise. Why he chose to name his beautiful villa after his ex-wives is anyone’s guess.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art first opened in 1958. It houses a fine collection of permanent contemporary and modern art exhibits. The original concept of the museum was to only permanently house post World War 2 artwork, and to house an array of temporary exhibits. However, that all changed in 2001 when the museum received a donation of over 400 Pre-Columbian art objects from the Danish dancer and choreographer Niels-Wessel Bagge. The museum simply had to sway from their original path of what the museum was meant to be.

The museum has of 3000 permanent artworks on display. There are artworks by some of the biggest names in the modern art world such as Picasso, Andy Warhol, Dubuffet, Yves Klein, Rauschenberg, Giacometti,Henry Moore, Louise Bourgeois, Philip Guston, Morris Louis and many more. Any modern art enthusiast will be greatly impressed by the museum’s collection, as will anyone with an appreciation for modern style and design.

In keeping with the Danes sense of style the entire facility could be called artwork. The building and the grounds are a tribute to Denmark’s modern architectural style.

The museum also has a Children’s wing which has a two-fold purpose. The first purpose is to introduce children and young people to modern art so that they may develop an appreciation of it. There are various workshops where children and adults (if they wish) may create their own paintings and sculptures. The museum won’t tell you this, but the second purpose of the Children’s wing is to give the adults a little extra opportunity to go and enjoy the artworks without a board nagging child. In fact the Children’s wing might inadvertently be the best feature of the Louisiana Museum, and your child will more than likely walk away feeling that their trip to the art museum was very positive experience. Visitors should not hesitate in bringing their child to this Art Museum.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art has regular classical music concerts from some of the best young talents on the International music scene. The temporary art displays change between 4 and 6 times each year. Information about the specific music performance dates can be found on the Louisiana Museum’s Homepage, as can information about the current and upcoming art displays.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl. Strandvej 13
3050 Humlebæk
Public relations +45 4919 0719
Infoline +45 4919 0791

LastUpdate: 2015-04-22 10:07:08